1766 – 2022

  1. 2022-12-31

    Annual turnover at Tattersalls tops 400 million guineas for the first time, with a record 413,198,735 guineas worth of bloodstock sold.

  2. 2022-12-07

    The inaugural 'Sceptre Sessions' were crowned by the sale of Alcohol Free for 5,400,000 guineas, the second highest priced horse ever sold at auction at Europe.

  3. 2022-12-01

    The elite ‘Sceptre Sessions’ were introduced to the December Mares Sale to showcase the highest quality race fillies and broodmares to be offered for sale in Europe.

  4. 2022-09-14

    The 300th £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus was won by Glenfinnan at Yarmouth, taking the bonus prize money paid out to owners to £7,125,000.

  5. 2022-08-01

    Regular monthly sales are introduced on the ‘Tattersalls Online’ platform.

  6. 2021-09-13

    Craven Breeze Up graduate Native Trail wins the first £125,000 Tattersalls Craven Group 1 Bonus en route to European Champion Two Year Old honours.

  7. 2021-09-01

    The inaugural Somerville Yearling Sale is held at Park Paddocks, following the success of the relocated Ascot Yearling Sale during the COVID pandemic.

  8. 2021-02-12

    Tattersalls launch the £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus for graduates of the Craven Breeze Up Sale.

  9. 2020-08-01

    The August Sale is added to the Tattersalls sales portfolio due to the disruption caused by the COVID pandemic to the racing and sales calendar and becomes a permanent fixture.

  10. 2020-06-11

    Tattersalls launch the ‘Tattersalls Online’ platform in response to the COVID pandemic, the first sale is topped by the sale of West End Girl for £420,000.

  11. 2017-12-31

    Annual turnover at Tattersalls tops 300 million guineas for the first time.

  12. 2017-12-08

    Dispersal of Ballymacoll Stud concludes.

  13. 2017-12-07

    Dual Group 1 winning sprinter Marsha sells for a European record of 6,000,000 guineas at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale.

  14. 2017-10-12

    Turnover at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale tops 100,000,000 guineas.

  15. 2016-05-17

    Tattersalls celebrates its 250th Year Anniversary.

  16. 2015-06-24

    Tattersalls launches the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus to replace the Tattersalls Millions race series.

  17. 2015-05-20

    Tattersalls buys Brightwells Bloodstock Sales which hold auctions at Cheltenham and Ascot racecourses.

  18. 2014-12-01

    Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Just The Judge sells for 4,500,000 guineas, the highest price for a filly in British auction history.

  19. 2014-02-11

    Tattersalls takes a majority stake in French sales company Osarus.

  20. 2013-10-16

    Immortal Verse set a European record for a broodmare when selling for 4,700,000 guineas at the December Mare Sale.

  21. 2013-09-11

    Dancing Rain becomes the first Oaks winner to be sold at public auction carrying her first foal in over 50 years, and sells for 4,000,000 guineas.

  22. 2013-07-25

    A Galileo filly out of Alluring Park sets a new world record for a yearling when selling for 5,000,000 guineas at the October Yearling Sale.

  23. 2008-06-25

    Tattersalls takes a 20% stake in leading Australian auction house William Inglis & Son Limited.

  24. 2007-06-14

    Tattersalls creates the Tattersalls Millions Race series worth £2,300,000.

  25. 2006-06-12

    Annual turnover at Tattersalls tops 200 million guineas for the first time.

  26. 2006-03-23

    Magical Romance sells for a world record price for a broodmare of 4,600,000 guineas at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale.

  27. 2000-06-12

    A colt by Sadler’s Wells out of Darara sells for 3,400,000 guineas, a European record for a yearling.

  28. 1993-06-23

    Michael Watt is succeeded as Chairman of Tattersalls by Edmond Mahony but remains on the Board until his retirement in 1996, after 50 years with the company.

  29. 1989-06-27

    Tattersalls introduces the Tattersalls Breeze Up Sale.

  30. 1985-07-24

    Tattersalls increases its holding in Ballsbridge Sales and the operation becomesa wholly owned subsidiary called Tattersalls (Ireland).

  31. 1982-07-13

    Kenneth Watt retires as Chairman of Tattersalls and is replaced by his cousin Michael Watt.

  32. 1979-07-18

    Tattersalls buys a 44% stake in the Irish company Ballsbridge International Bloodstock Sales.

  33. 1967-06-14

    Vaguely Noble is sold for 136,000 guineas, a world record for a horse in training.

  34. 1965-07-14

    A new sale ring is completed at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  35. 1958-06-18

    Tattersalls moves its yearling sales from Doncaster to Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  36. 1957-06-13

    The Tattersalls offices are re-established in a modern block on the site of old offices at Knightsbridge Green.

  37. 1947-05-15

    Tattersalls Sales at Doncaster resume.

  38. 1946-05-30

    Knightsbridge Green site sold.

  39. 1945-05-30

    Future St Leger winner Sayajirao sold at the September Sales for a record 28,000 guineas.

  40. 1940-05-08

    No July Sale or Doncaster Sales are held due to the Second World War.

  41. 1939-05-23

    The final Tattersalls Sales at Knightsbridge Green are held.

  42. 1923-05-23

    July Sale attended by King George V.

  43. 1922-05-23

    Legendary mare Mumtaz Mahal is sold to the Aga Khan for 9,100 guineas at the Tattersalls Sales in Doncaster.

  44. 1920-05-23

    A new world record price is set for a yearling at the Tattersalls Sales at Doncaster. Blue Ensign (The Tetrarch – Blue Tit) is sold to Lord Glanely for 14,500 guineas.

  45. 1886-05-23

    First December Sales held at Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

  46. 1869-05-23

    Tattersalls takes lease of Glasgow Paddocks in Doncaster for sales previously held outside Doncaster's Salutation Inn.

  47. 1865-05-15

    Tattersalls Sales move from Hyde Park Corner to a new site at Knightsbridge Green.

  48. 1766-05-23

    Richard Tattersall establishes Tattersalls Sales at Hyde Park Corner.